What Day Is It? Who Gives a F*ck

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by Jan Brierton

…a witty, succinct set of observations about our collective Covid experience. You’ll laugh, you may cry, and you will certainly relate. –Ellie Balfe, The Wren

What Day Is It? Who Gives a F*ck

Dubliner Jan Brierton wrote her first poem in January 2021. Frustrated with daily walks to parks, and longing for contact with beloved friends, Jan’s internal dialogue leaked out onto a page one night. ‘I think I wrote a poem’ she told her husband. ’Are you ok?’ he asked.

That poem ‘What day is it, who gives a f**k’ went viral and caught the imagination of lockdown-exhausted women and men all over the world.

Róisín Ingle, one of Jan’s trusted few, received the poem in a late-night WhatsApp message. Róisín went on to share the poem on her Twitter page, The Irish Times Women’s Podcast and an asterisked version of the poem in The Irish Times.

The poem has been shared extensively through WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, continuing to resonate with so many.

Jan’s lyrical writings offer a fresh perspective on modern life, written with humour, heart and honesty.

About the Author

Jan Brierton is a freelance fashion stylist from Dublin. When COVID restrictions led Jan to assume the full-time role of teacher, playground chaperone, cook, cleaner and general entertainer she was inspired to write and share a poem about her experience. Her first book What Day Is It? Who Gives a F*ck, a collection of her lockdown poems, will be published in June 2021 by New Island Books. Jan lives in Killester, Dublin with her husband Austin and children Willow and Theo.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 15.4 × 2.5 × 23.4 cm